Tasted with Jane Eyre in the Château de Bligny, 28 April 2016.
Maison Jane Eyre
Château de Bligny
14 Grande rue
Jane on 2015:
“2015 is a bit like 2009 but very variable. It’s some of the earlier picked grapes that are going to variable, some super, but some less phenolically ripe, some higher alcohol. Lots of aspects”
Jane’s market is now about 20% to Australia, plus Paris and England.
2015 Cote de Nuits Villages
100% destemmed: ‘There was just a little powdery mildew, and I don’t want to use whole bunches if they are not clean.
A deep round nose with a hint of malo. A beautiful line of flavour and it gets wider and wider. The last drops have a lovely fresh perfume. Yum!
2 parcels on the hillside, 35-50 yo vines. A little whole cluster here.
Also a hint of malo – though they were finished in January. Slowly getting prettier and finer, again with super freshness, narrow flavour but it widens and has real weight in the finish.
2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Au Vergelesses
Malo done in January again.
Wow, what a beautiful, direct but achingly pretty nose – elegant and floral despite its intensity. Plenty of structure, more a width of flavour, lots of layers here. Gorgeous – bravo. A little oak flavour in the finish for now, but modestly so… This should turn out great!
2015 Beaune 1er Cent Vignes
A mix of floral and ripe dark red fruit – 15% whole bunch – a bright line of acidity and from that grows lots of of complexity and really lots of concentration. Big volume in the finish too – really impressive and far from a shrinking violet!
2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Corbeaux
From the same grower as the villages
A nose with more volume, some reduction too. Less padding here – more direct, with a growing weight of mid-palate fruit, impressively opening and with super-impressive length.
2014 Côte de Nuits Villages
All bottled in November, all 100% destemmed.
A little reduction, slowly lifting, getting prettier and prettier. A nice silky line, a growing width of fresh flavour couched with a faint oak. Tasty wine and growing in personality all the time in the glass.
One barrel from the 6 was new.
Super aromatic, floral, wide, fresh – beautiful! In the mouth also fresh, lithe, with a fine but modest base of tannic texture and very pretty flavour, again with a very faint oak – Excellent!
2014 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Au Vergelesses
A hint more modest colour. Complex, if a less exciting nose vs the Gevrey. A beautiful fresh line of flavour, more tannin if very, very fine-grained. A little oak flavour peaking through in the finish here. More serious in style and one to wait 2-3 years for – it will be worth it.
Deep, beautifully aromatic. A fine, direct flavour, a modest base of fine-grained tannin, but really lovely layers of flavour, delivered in waves. Super finish that’s fine and floral – lots of violets in here.